If you're a lover of sci-fi, like so many out there are, there is an endless treasure trove of stunning space-based content to keep you staring into the future for the foreseeable future... And a whole bunch of terrible films on top of that too.
With so much content out there the genre can sometimes lapse into monotonous territory. The brilliance and overwhelming popularity of the likes of Star Wars and Star Trek have led to many films and film-makers picking up the conventions and styles of such popular franchises and the results have been undeniably mixed.
It is therefore incredibly refreshing to come across those rare sci-fi gems that take all we know about the genre, and turn it on its head. Science fiction can often be a tricky genre to exist in: tropes like time-travel, space exploration and often convoluted story lines make it difficult to even create a conventional movie within its confines.
So to boldly go where no film-maker has gone before with the genre takes something truly special. Here are some brilliant films that did just that.